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劳动经济学双周学术论坛第139期讲座通知
时间:2019-09-20 浏览量:195

讲座题目:The Economic Motives for Foot-binding

 

摘要This paper studies foot-binding – a long-standing cultural practice that reshaped girls’ feet in historical China – and examines how its adoption responded to the shifts of a gender-asymmetric mobility institution (the Civil Examination System). The exam system marked the transition from heredity aristocracy to meritocracy, generated a more heterogeneous composition of men compared to that of women, and triggered intensive competition among women in the marriage market. Embodying both aesthetic and moral values, foot-binding was used by women as a premarital investment, first by the upper class and later by the lower class. However, since foot-binding impedes non-sedentary labor but not sedentary labor, its adoption in the lower class exhibited distinctive regional variation: it was prevalent in regions where women specialized in household handicraft but rare in regions where women specialized in labor-intensive farming. Both qualitative and quantitative evidence from county-level Republican archives is consistent with theoretical predictions.

 

主讲人:武玲蔚 助理教授(波恩大学)

讲座语言:中英文

讲座时间:2019年09月25日(周三)下午2:00—3:30

讲座地点:求是楼347会议室

主持人:邹先强 助理教授

参与人员:热烈欢迎广大师生参加。

 

主讲人简介:

武玲蔚老师毕业于香港科技大学社会科学部,目前为波恩大学经济学院助理教授,主要研究方向是历史发展经济学。

 
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